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Cristina Saldaña Dueñas, Saioa Rubio Iturria
Common variable immunodeficiency (CVI) gives a major risk of principally respiratory and digestive infections. It is associated with autoimmune diseases, granulomatous process and neoplasias. The digestive clinic is common, in 10% of patients it is the only symptom, and 60 % present chronic diarrhea. Clinically it can be confused and related with other pathologies such as inflammatory bowel disease which is infrequent (2-13%). We present the case of a patient with CVI with digestive symptoms being diagnosed of Crohn-like disease with extent ileal affectation...
August 2016: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
Patricia Peñacoba Toribio, María Emilia Córica Albani, Mercedes Mayos Pérez, Arturo Rodríguez de la Serna
Shrinking lung syndrome (SLS) is a rare manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. We report the case of a patient with non-responding SLS (neither to glucocorticoids nor immunosupresors), who showed remarkable improvement after the onset of treatment with rituximab. Although there is a little evidence, treatment with rituximab could be proposed in SLS when classical treatment fails.
September 2014: Reumatología Clinica
Graciela Landeira, Silvia Morise, Eduardo Fassio, Margarita Ramonet, Estela Alvarez, Patricia Caglio, Cristina Longo, Nora Domínguez
MATERIAL AND METHODS: With the aim of analyzing the influence of presence of cirrhosis at baseline on the outcome, we revised the evolution of a cohort of patients with type 1 autoimmune hepatitis, prospectively followed at a single hospital. 139 patients (113 females, 26 males), median age 45.7 years, interquartile range 13-59 years, were followed-up for a median period of 58 months (interquartile range 27-106). RESULTS: At baseline, 55 patients had cirrhosis and they were significantly older, had lower prothrombin activity and serum albumin than patients without cirrhosis...
January 2012: Annals of Hepatology
Tatjana Ziu, Halil Ajvazi
INTRODUCTION: Cogan syndrome-CS, is a rare autoimmune disease defined as an inflammation of the eyes followed by bilateral audiovestibular symptoms. CASE PRESENTATION: This is case report of S. A. male, born on April 18th 1986 from Elbasan, presented with the gastrointestinal, audiovestibulary and eyes disorders, weight loss and progressive fatigue. CT-scan showed an inflammation in lymph nodes in the right lower quadrant of his abdomen. MRI examination showed inner ear inflammation...
2010: Oftalmologia
Oscar Papazian, Israel Alfonso
Juvenile myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune disorder which occurs when serum antibodies combine with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors at the muscle membrane of the motor endplate imparing the neuromuscular transmission. It results in early muscle fatigability with progression to a complete paralysis during repetitive muscle contraction (movements) or steady muscle contraction (postures), and less common persistent paralysis at rest. The cranial nerves, mainly the one innervating the extraoccular and palpebral levator, are the most susceptible to permanent weakness and paralysis at rest...
2009: Medicina
S Haya, A Moret, A R Cid, V Cortina, P Casaña, N Cabrera, J A Aznar
The incidence of inhibitors in haemophilia A is 21-33%. The development of inhibitors to factor VIII (FVIII) is one of the most serious complications in haemophilia therapy and is an important challenge in haemophilia care. The main short-term objective of the treatment of haemophilic patients with inhibitors is to control bleeding episodes, and the long-term one is to eradicate the inhibitor by means of immune tolerance induction (ITI). The choice of treatment for bleeding in inhibitor patients is dictated by the current inhibitor titre, the severity of the bleed and the previous anamnesic response to FVIII...
December 2007: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
V Pino Rivero, A González Palomino, C G Pantoja Hernández, G Trinidad Ruíz, G Pardo Romero, C Montero García, A Blasco Huelva
Churg-Strauss Sindrome or allergic granulomatosis is a small vessel systemic vasculitis characterized by asthma, hypereosinophilia and necrotizing vasculitis with extravascular eosinophil granulomas. We describe a case assisted in our hospital who presented pulmonary infiltrates, fever, peripherical neuropathy, weight loss, myalgia, rhinosinusitis, with antecedents of nasal polyposis, and facial edema. Our aim is to review the main otolaryngologic manifestations of this rare illness that is treated with oral corticosteroids, immunosupresor drugs like ciclofosfamide and plasmapheresis...
2006: Anales Otorrinolaringológicos Ibero-americanos
I Stoichkov, I Mircheva
The authors examined the influence of the potential antitumorous preparation taliblastin and the well known cytostatic vinblastin on the formation of serum agglutinins in mice. Two methods were used--the classical reaction of agglutination and the method for inhibition of passive migration of erythrocytes (IPM) described by Schweicer and Gilisen (1974). It was established that vinblastin markedly inhibited the formation of specific agglutinating antibodies, while taliblastin was considerably weaker immunosupresor; The method of IPM was more sensitive than the classical reaction of agglutination and gave a possibility for better determination of immunosuppresive action of cytostatics...
1977: Eksperimentalna Meditsina i Morfologiia
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